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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Health and Safety Major, BS, EH04 Distance Learning Track


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Fast Track Eligible     Major Code: EH04 Distance Learning Track     Bachelor of Science           Summary Degree Requirements  

General Education Core 42 Requirements: 32 Hours


  • Area 1A     6 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences - see below for options
  • Area 1B     3 hours Civic Engagement - see below for options
  • Area 2A     6 hours Written Communication - see below for options
  • Area 2B     3 hours Oral Communication - see below for options
  • Area 3       7 hours Natural Science 1 with and 1 without lab - met by required BIO, CHEM and/or PHYS courses
  • Area 4       3 hours Mathematics - met by required MATH course
  • Area 5A     6 hours Humanities - see below for options
  • Area 5B     3 hours Fine Arts - see below for options
  • Area 5C     3 hours Global Competencies - see below for options
  • Area 5D     2 hours Health and Wellness - see below for options

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Institutional Degree Requirement: 1 Hour


Science and Math minimum hours: 27


EHAC Basic Science & Math may be met by taking courses off campus:  27 hours minimum

The EHAC requirements may be met with lower division 100 or 200 level courses. The EHAC science and math courses may be transferred from other colleges or universities offered on campus or online. The student should email the MSSU EHS Director prior to enrollment for EHAC science and math at other colleges or universities to affirm that the course meets EHAC requirements. Currently, MSSU only offers BIO 0101  General Biology, CHEM 0140  andCHEM 0141  General Chemistry I, CHEM 0210  Environmental Organic Chemistry, PHYS 0150  Environmental Physics, and MATH 0130  College Algebra for the above list by distance learning meaning online students will have to obtain the other course requirements from other institutions.

Basic Science & Math Requirements, the minimum hours include:

• Biology with laboratory (BIO 0101  ) - at least 3 semester hours, 5 quarter hours.

• Microbiology with laboratory at least 3 semester hours, 5 quarter hours

• General Chemistry with laboratories (CHEM 0140  /CHEM 0141  , only fulfills 5 hours) - at least a total of 6 semester hours or 10 quarter hours

• Organic Chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 0210  ) - at least a total of 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours.

• Physics (PHYS 0150  ) - at least 3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours.

• Additional Basic Science - (at least 6 semester hours or 10 quarter hours), basic sciences must total at least 24 hours

• College Algebra (MATH 0130  ) (at least 3 hours or 5 quarter hours) or higher level

Note this list of basic science and math courses is subject to periodic change by EHAC.

 

Environmental Health & Safety Semester Blocks: 44 Hours


Distance Track

Elective Courses


As needed to total 120 approved hours (including 39 upper division 300-400 level).

Elective courses should complement the needs of an EHS professional or graduate school. See your EHS advisor for suggestions on elective courses.

Total Hours: 120


Institutional requirement UE 0100  may also be met by HNRS 0101  (2 credit hours) or IET 105 (3 credit hours).

EH 0370   and EH 0380  are taught each fall and spring semester, either on campus and/or via distance learning. EH 0370  is taught each summer semester via distance learning.

Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all EH prefix courses.

 

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